Build Apps That Connect Across Chains

Decentralized and permissionless, Moonbeam provides an Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform that makes it easy to build natively interoperable applications. Powered by the Polkadot network.

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Moonbeam Network: Interoperable Smart Contract Platform for Blockchain Developers

Create DApps for Users
& Tokens on Remote Chains

Moonbeam makes it easy to build decentralized applications on Polkadot — which means your DApps can integrate with other blockchains, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. With Moonbeam smart contracts and compatibility with the Ethereum developer toolset, you can quickly build applications that work with users and assets on remote chains, either through native Polkadot compatibility or bridge-based integrations.

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Easy On-Ramp

Build new kinds of applications with smart contracts that leverage Moonbeam's dedicated connection to the Polkadot network.

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Cross-Chain Integration

Take advantage of native Polkadot integration capabilities to move tokens on and off the platform, and provide services to other chains.

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Robust Tools & Services

Work with the familiar ecosystem of Ethereum developer tools that you know and love, including Truffle and MetaMask.

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DeFi Primitives

Use Polkadot-based services as DeFi building blocks such as DOTs, aUSD and other stablecoins, Laminar DEX, Chainlink oracles, and more.

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Ethereum Compatibility

Natively run Solidity-based smart contracts and a web3.js-compatible provider to allow existing Ethereum-based front-ends to connect to Moonbeam.

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Bitcoin Support

Work with BTC directly from a full, high performance,Turing-complete smart contract environment, powered by BTC-to-Polkadot bridges.

Software Planned &

Under Development

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Moonbeam Node

The core Moonbeam client responsible for executing smart contracts and performing the parachain collation function.

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Parachain Collator Incentive Module

A Substrate frame pallet and UI that implements node/collator incentives that are appropriate for a parachain that needs a decentralized set of collator nodes.

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Ethereum Compatibility Tools

Tools for natively running Solidity-based smart contracts and a web3.js-compatible provider to allow existing Ethereum-based front-ends to connect to Moonbeam.

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Algorand Bridge

A token bridge connecting the Algorand blockchain to Moonbeam and Polkadot. This bridge allows for the movement of tokens from Polkadot to Algorand Standard Assets (ASAs) and vice versa.

Designed as a Parachain,

Built with Substrate

As a part of the Polkadot network, Moonbeam can directly integrate and move tokens between any other parachains and parathreads on the network.

Native Polkadot Integration

Move tokens seamlessly between Polkadot parachains, parathreads, and other networks that have been bridged to Polkadot

Bridged Token Integration

Work with non-native tokens via bridges to Substrate-based chains and other sovereign chains.

Advanced RPC Integration

Call functions on other chains such as oracle services, which enable you to obtain reliable and decentralized price feeds

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Smart Contracts, Powered by the Glimmer Token

As a decentralized smart contract platform, Moonbeam requires a utility token to function. Our token, Glimmer (GLMR), is central to the design of the network and can't be removed without sacrificing security and essential functionality.

Smart Contract Execution

Glimmer is used to pay the gas fees associated with executing smart contract functionality.

Smart Contract Data Storage

Glimmer is used to pay for ongoing rent payments related to smart contract data storage on the blockchain.

Transaction Fees

All transaction fees are paid for with Glimmer.

Cross-Chain Messaging

Smart contract cross-chain communications will be paid for in Glimmer.

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Moonbeam Roadmap

Proposed Launch Timeline


Q3 2020

TestNet Launch

Q4 2020

Launch on the Kusama CanaryNet

Q2 2021

Launch on Polkadot MainNet

Join the Moonbeam Ecosystem

For App Developers

Build DApps and DeFi applications that harness the scalability and power of Polkadot.

  • Scale Ethereum applications faster and more cost effectively
  • Tap into a larger network of Substrate-based tokens and services
  • Work with BTC and other chains from a single, high-performance smart contract development environment

For Node Operators

Earn Glimmer rewards by providing block production and collation services to the network.

  • Half of all mineable tokens will be paid to node operators in the first four years of the network
  • The number of node slots (and thus, validators) will be limited to ensure profitable operations
  • Node operators also earn fees from the network which will grow as usage of the network grows

For Chains

Allow developers to work with assets on your chain using a complete smart contract development stack.

  • Offer compatible DApp/smart contract functionality to developers without needing to build and maintain it
  • Deliver DeFi services to users as a viable alternative to centralized exchanges
  • Easily integrate with Moonbeam and other chains via pre-built modules and bridging-as-a-service